Updated: Mar 4, 2022
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WHAT IS AN ENERGY DISTORTION?
First, to understand what an energetic distortion is, you have to acknowledge yourself as an energetic being - beyond your physical body. We all vibrate at an energetic "frequency". Our frequency matches up with other similar frequencies and attracts people, situations, things, and experiences into our life. Think of it like a radio station or an instagram algorithm, giving you what you are tuning to.
An energetic distortion is an energy or "vibration" within us that does not align with who we truly are. For example, anxiety, feelings of inferiority, or low self-worth are all energies that are vibrationally out of sync with our true nature and are blocking us from a higher, more aligned path.
YOUR VIBRATION = YOUR THOUGHTS, BELIEFS, and EMOTIONS
WHERE DO ENERGY DISTORTIONS COME FROM?
In The Biology of Belief, Dr. Bruce Lipton explains that from the moment we are conceived up until the age of seven, we are absorbing everything in our environment. Everything we see and hear goes into our subconscious mind, forming our core beliefs. Those beliefs become deeply rooted within us, forming our dominant vibration and driving our behavior and choices. They become so dominant that we don't realize that a belief is just a thought that can be changed. Research shows that programs acquired by the subconscious mind shape 95% percent or more of our life experiences. So often, we can't understand why we aren't reaching our goals or seeing our dreams develop into reality (all formed by the conscious mind), but it's because our subconscious beliefs and programs are running the show. For example, if you experienced scarcity and the people around you believed you never had enough money or "money doesn't grow on trees" - you probably picked up the belief that money doesn't come easily or that you will never have enough. Shortage & lack likely became an energetic distortion within you. So it's imperative to become aware of your limiting beliefs, behaviors, and patterns so you can "reprogram" them and attract abundance into your life.
Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny. - Mahatma Gandhi
In addition to our beliefs, many of our emotional wounds and traumas are rooted in childhood. Our three basic needs as children, and as human beings, according to @the.holistic.psychologist, are to be seen, heard, and to feel loved. If any of these needs are unmet in childhood, they result in energy distortions in our body, leading to deep feelings of unworthiness, disempowerment, fear, or anxiety. The painful memory is stored in the body and the subconscious mind.
This also results in undesirable behaviors or addictions such as people-pleasing, perfectionism, workaholism, control issues, obsessive-compulsive disorder, etc. These behaviors are how we learned to cope when our core needs were not met - we adapted so they would be - resulting in an energy distortion. For example, many people recognize they have a habit of people-pleasing. People-pleasing is a learned behavior to feel loved, even if it means betraying themselves. Others became controlling, because they didn't want to experience the same chaos, surprise, or lack of safety they felt as children. Some people may play small or shrink themselves (another energetic distortion) because they don't feel worthy of taking up space or being "seen" or "heard".
There are endless ways someone may have adapted as a child and learned to meet their needs. Since these thoughts sit deep in the subconscious, these behaviors must be made conscious and looked at to be transmuted and healed. It's also important to recognize that whatever experience we had as children wasn't our fault, but the people we adjusted for often had their own unresolved emotional wounds and trauma, or didn't understand how a situation would impact us.
HOW DO YOU HEAL ENERGY DISTORTIONS?
Energy cannot be created or destroyed - only transmuted. Remember everything is just energy - you have the power to transmute this energy to a higher vibration, become a new version of yourself, and create the life you want through new beliefs and energy.
The pain and areas where we need to heal show up most often in our relationships as triggers (emotional reactions), conflict, codependency, insecurity, resentment, or self-abandonment. Reflect on your emotional hot spots. What bothers you, and why does it bother you? Can you trace it back to a familiar feeling, event, or family dynamic/pattern in childhood?
If any of this resonates with you, pay attention to the moments you feel triggered. Which needs do you think are not being met? Think back to those 3 core needs (seen/heard/loved). Often we perceive a current situation differently because we are looking at it through the lens of childhood wounding.
Becoming aware of your emotions and transmuting the energy by responding differently is how you heal. When you heal yourself, you heal the patterns of your life and your relationships. You will get an energetic 'upgrade,' so to speak, where you will open the door to new possibilities, healthier relationships, and live life fully as your authentic self. Your frequency will change, and so will your perception, attracting people and circumstances of a similar frequency.
If you would like some guidance or help to identify triggers, the areas you need to heal, and how to heal them, book a session with me through the link on my website and start your self-healing journey.